Climbing this mountain

I understand
what I feel
through poetry
& Nature,
my memory
retroactively
decaying like
heartwood
surrounded by
the undead.

Storm clouds
unburden
themselves,
letting go of
the world’s
weighty water,
billions of tears
drowning in their
soliloquies.

Outside,
fog floats
effortless
over earth,
while we
stare
blankly
behind
glass,
bogged
down in
the details.

Our lives
share an
unspoken
rhyme,
a heavy
sigh of
whys &
wherefores,
an echo
of truth
beyond
a shadow
of doubt.

My brain
preys on
the thought
of me,
coaxing
wild words
out into
the open,
this mind
a steel trap
snapping
to attention.

Tentative sips
of my hot
pumpkin
spice tea
this morning,
my lips &
taste buds
tingling,
goosebumps
migrate south
on my skin,
Winter nears.

My
lungs
inhale
chilled
air by
the gallon,
awakening
my heart
& soul,
blushing
my skin,
sending
shivers of
anticipation.

Inspiration
is a
byproduct
like
oxygen
from
a tree,
bound to
live thru
another
being.

A backlog
of thoughts
card
catalogued
into a
collective
consciousness,
preserving
life in the deep
freeze of
the universe.

I am
the hollow
inside my
chest
caught
between
breaths,
the stoic
heart beating
itself to bits
in darkness,
a vein born
to bleed thru.

A cold
mountain
stream is
the only
force
patient
enough
to squeeze
water
from
a rock–
human hands
weaken with
inconvenience.

Β Feel
heartbeats
quiver &
shake
along your
spine, down
your arm, off
your fingertips
& around
the world–
soulfulness
paying it
forward.

I am
lightheaded
because
my brain
won’t take
a hint–
it speaks
in run-on
sentences
without
a breath–
I swoon
to come toΒ 
my senses.

My mind
exhales a
deep sigh
to re-center
itself &
continue to climb
this mountain
of overwhelming
consciousness.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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13 Responses to Climbing this mountain

  1. tothecatcher says:

    I mean, wow, have I missed your works. Bravo.

  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    This is amazing. Your words are profound. “I am the hollow inside my chest caught between breaths,” and “climb this mountain of overwhelming consciousness.” Wow.

  3. alex says:

    You are drawing images in my mind with your words of wisdom. I really do love your poetry. Have a wonderful day!

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